Quotes: philosophers

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    A process which led from the amoebae to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress - though whether the amoebae would agree with this opinion is not known.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
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    Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
  • Octavio Paz
    Octavio Paz
    Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
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    Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Bad philosophers may have a certain influence; good philosophers, never.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    St. Thomas Aquinas
    Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest 1225-1274
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    Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
  • Frederick the Great
    Frederick the Great
    Born in Berlin, King of Prussia (1740-1786) 1712-1786
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    If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
  • In my office, I have a very beautiful marble bust of Seneca. I always have my eye on him when I'm taking phone calls. He's one of the many philosophers I've always read and admired.
  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov
    American writer 1920-1992
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    Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
  • Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune.
  • Harry Mathews
    Harry Mathews
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    Let us be dreamers, thinkers, speculative philosophers, or as our spouses would have it: Idiots.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
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    Long before Einstein told us that matter is energy, Machiavelli and Hobbes and other modern political philosophers defined man as a lump of matter whose most politically relevant attribute is a form of energy called ''self-interestedness.'' This was not a
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
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    Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't - it's human.
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